PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Sunny and warm conditions all week in the Wabash Valley have created ideal Covered Bridge Festival conditions.
Vendors at the event are reporting higher profits and are thanking the weather. Event-goers say the weather has created a more enjoyable experience and they've noticed a larger turnout this year.
Barbara Allaen has been attending the festival for over 20 years and says the large turnout is noticeable.
"It seems like there is a lot more and the traffic and everything in the streets is more than it was before," she says.
Event attendees say the weather has created a more enjoyable experience and vendors say a more enjoyable experience is what they count on.
Vendors like Tom Simmons agree, saying they've seen significant success this year.
"This is the first year we are actually going to make some money out here. So this is our best year by far. We probably doubled what we did last year" Simmons says.
Vendors say they are hoping the nice weather continues for the last weekend of the festival.